Ok here is my code:

<html>
 
<head>
<title> PHP Test Page </title>
</head>
 
<body>
 
<?php
 
echo date("H:i");
echo gmdate("M d Y");
 
$counter_file = "count.dat";
 
if(!($fp = fopen($counter_file, "r"))) die ("Cannot open $counter_file.");
$counter = (int) fread($fp, 20);
fclose($fp);
 
$counter++;
 
echo "You're visitor No. $counter.";
$fp = fopen($counter_file, "w");
fwrite($fp, $counter);
fclose($fp);
 
?>
</body>
 
</html>

this makes output saying:

18:32Mar 12 2007You're visitor No. 5.

how can i make it so that they are on different lines, e.g

18:32
Mar 12 2007
You're visitor No. 5.

ah yes :)

now heres a harder question, my site now looks like this

<html>
 
<head>
 
<title> PHP Test Page </title>
</head>
 
<body>
 
<h3><b><u>James Computers Order Form</u></b></h3>
 
<form action="process.php" method="post"> 
 
<select name="item"> 
<option>Computers</option>
<option>Monitors</option>
<option>PDA's</option>
</select>
 
Quantity: <input name="quantity" type="text" /> 
<input type="submit" />
 
</form>
 
<?php
 
echo date("H:i");
echo ", ";
echo gmdate("M d Y");
 
$counter_file = "count.dat";
if(!($fp = fopen($counter_file, "r"))) die ("<p><h4>Cannot open $counter_file.</h4></p>");
$counter = (int) fread($fp, 20);
fclose($fp);
 
$counter++;
 
echo "<p><h4>You are visitor number $counter</h4></p>";
 
$fp = fopen($counter_file, "w");
fwrite($fp, $counter);
fclose($fp);
 
?>
 
</body>
</html>

process.php looks like this:

<html>
<body>
 
<?php
$quantity = $_POST['quantity'];
$item = $_POST['item'];
echo "You ordered ". $quantity . " " . $item . ".<br />";
echo "Thank you for ordering from James Computers!";
?>
 
</body>
</html>

can anyone point me in the right direction of how to get this form to link with a mysql database

As long as you supply the correct path to your database and the correct password.

Then select the correct database you should be good to go.

ok one final problem:

<html>
 
<head>
<title>Test MYSQL PHP Page</title>
</head>
 
<body>
 
<h3><b><u>Test MYSQL PHP Page</u></b></h3>
 
<form action="insert_script.php" method="post">
 
<TABLE BORDER="1">
<tr>
<td>First Name: </td>
<td><input type="text" name="first"><br></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Last Name:</td>
<td><input type="text" name="last"><br></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Phone:</td>
<td><input type="text" name="phone"><br></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Mobile:</td>
<td><input type="text" name="mobile"><br></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>E-mail: </td>
<td><input type="text" name="email"><br></td>
</tr>
 
<input type="Submit">
</form>
<?php
 
echo date("H:i");
echo ", ";
echo gmdate("M d Y");
 
$counter_file = "count.dat";
if(!($fp = fopen($counter_file, "r"))) die ("<p><h4>Cannot open $counter_file.</h4></p>");
$counter = (int) fread($fp, 20);
fclose($fp);
 
$counter++;
 
echo "<p><h4>You are visitor number $counter</h4></p>";
 
$fp = fopen($counter_file, "w");
fwrite($fp, $counter);
fclose($fp);
 
?>
 
<hr>
<h3><b><u>Database Tools</u></b></h3>
<a href="tbl_create_script.php">(Re)install database table</a> 
<p>
<a href="output_page.php">See output</a> 
<p>
<hr>
 
</body>
</html>

this is wierd. it puts the form on the bottom, button at the top and links in the middle?

i want the form, then the button then the links

screenshot enclosed

can anyone help me

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Ok here is my code:

<html>
 
<head>
<title> PHP Test Page </title>
</head>
 
<body>
 
<?php
 
echo date("H:i");
echo gmdate("M d Y");
 
$counter_file = "count.dat";
 
if(!($fp = fopen($counter_file, "r"))) die ("Cannot open $counter_file.");
$counter = (int) fread($fp, 20);
fclose($fp);
 
$counter++;
 
echo "You're visitor No. $counter.";
$fp = fopen($counter_file, "w");
fwrite($fp, $counter);
fclose($fp);
 
?>
</body>
 
</html>

this makes output saying:

18:32Mar 12 2007You're visitor No. 5.

how can i make it so that they are on different lines, e.g

18:32
Mar 12 2007
You're visitor No. 5.

Just use a <br> tags within an echo. like this


echo' <br>';

after each output that you want to see

its simple you didnt cole yopur <table > tag.


your php code put it our=tside the tavble tag

To both put a space character between your time and date, and to break the line between the Date/Time and the Visitor count change the lines:

echo date("H:i");
echo gmdate("M d Y");

to

echo date("H:i") . " ";
echo gmdate("M d Y") . "<br/>";

That will put a space between the time and the date,
and will put a HTML line break before the Visitor message.

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